Listen: J Mascis Covers Elliot Smith’s “Waltz #2”

From the Elliot Smith tribute record 'Say Yes!'

Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis is no stranger to melancholic, heart shattering indie ballads.

It’s no question why the beloved indie-rocker has lent his voice to a cover album featuring songs by the late Elliot Smith. Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliot Smith features other well-known artists such as Julien Baker, Jesu, Sun Kil Moon and Dino Jr. bandmate Lou Barlow.

Listen to Mascis’ cover of the 1998 XO track, “Waltz #2” below.

Say Yes! is available for purchase on CD, Vinyl and Cassette today (October 14th) by American Laundromat Records.. Compare Mascis’ version to the original below: